Hell yes: Gore Verbinski to direct Bioshock movie

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Basically, I’m just glad that Uwe Boll didn’t get it. The director of Pirates of the Caribbean, among other films, has been signed on to direct the Bioshock movie, and will be working with John Logan, who wrote “Gladiator” and adapted “Sweeney Todd.”

These are good choices because the director is familiar with spectacle and effects and likely has people in place he can work with, and the writer has done successful adaptations before. Since Bioshock is already so rich and complete, with settings, dialogue, and a full-blown plot, these guys have nothing they need to make good— they only need to not suck.